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Trapping and killing grey squirrels could lead to breaking the criminal law — 4 Comments

  1. I think the problem is that the grey squirrel is an introduced species in the UK, whose presence endangers the native red squirrel population. Why war should be declared on the grey squirrel is beyond me; surely if we can ‘put a man on the moon’, we can develop a method of birth control for any species that overpopulates – although we have that already for our own species and it doesn’t seem to be working!

  2. I’m not able to decipher what criteria humans use to determine which animals they consider nuisance and which aren’t. I don’t have a frame of reference that clues me in, because I never learned that any animal could be such a nuisance that they should be bludgeoned to death.
    To me, squirrels are benign.
    I have the same feeling about pigeons and sea gulls, which I hear people say that they hate.
    I was acquainted with a man one time who told me that he “clipped off” rabbits in large numbers because they intruded his vegetable garden. Again, I have no understanding as to why it would be such a crime for a hungry rabbit to eat a morsel of lettuce, etc.
    Ofcourse, cats suffer under this same “mystery” criteria.
    In my world, I have found more nuisance humans than any other creature. I may have had the desire to bludgeon them, but I don’t.
    It seems that man hasn’t really evolved through the ages when it comes to their attitudes about animals.

    • To me, squirrels are benign. I have the same feeling about pigeons and sea gulls, which I hear people say that they hate.

      I am the same. I don’t get this hatred for squirrels and pigeons. They have an equal value as any other animal for me. Some people are heavily into speciesism. I do find the world strange. I always have.

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